The soundtrack for this book-promotion video is based on a composition I wrote in the early-swing/hot-jazz style of Django Reinhardt—hence its name, “Go, Django, Go.” Read more
Linda Waterfall is a nationally-acclaimed composer, songwriter, and performer. She first hired me for several promotional photo shoots, then to design two CD packages, and most recently to rebuild her website from the ground up.
Since Linda enjoys writing and technology, WordPress was a logical choice for the site platform. We worked in close collaboration to develop a site that met her requirements:
Gender Personal (GenderPersonal.org) is the creation of Seattle artist Jacqui Beck. It’s an exploration and celebration of gender variance. When her teenage child came out as transgender, Jacqui interviewed 8 gender-variant people to learn more. She then turned to her painting and poetry as a means to express what she was learning.
After meeting Jacqui through a mutual friend, I decided to lend a hand to the project, contributing my skills as a web designer-developer and also as a photographer.
These 5 frog musicians play a hot Klezmer tune that I composed, but they could use a little help in adjusting the balance of their sound. Drag them around the stage
—Martyn Stewart, naturesound.org
Digital audio is a topic fraught with mystery, misconceptions, and misused terminology. Because I enjoy the challenge of making abstract concepts intelligible to non-techies, I created a presentation on this subject which I’ve been invited to deliver numerous times. One element of the presentation is the interactive Klezmer Frog Band that allows the user to play sound engineer to a band of amphibian musicians.
Of the local musicians and performers I’ve been photographing, nearly all have their own pages. Friending them and tagging their photos on my page helps me build a base of potential clients
My website client Carolyn Koehnline wanted to give prospective clients a sense of her psychotherapeutic style. Since she uses guided visualization in her work, I suggested offering one exercise as a video.
YouTube integrates easily with websites and social media, and its built-in search engine
Sound loops are typically lighweight audio files that repeat seamlessly to provide a background effect. Creating them poses several challenges:
- Short loops become monotonous, while long loops take too much time to download
- Loops should reinforce the message, not distract from it
- A good loop will have a smooth transition as it repeats
I created this slideshow while visiting Santa Elena, Costa Rica. I wanted to add a music soundtrack, but had no instruments with me. All I could find in town was an m’bira (thumb piano) made from a coconut shell.
When Seattle’s Museum of Flight set out to install their International Space Station (ISS) exhibit, they hired me to design and develop the Flash content delivery system for an interactive, touch-screen kiosk.
ConfrontingClutter.com is the website of Carolyn Koehnline, a Bellingham psychotherapist who successfully uses a combination of formal psychotherapeutic techniques and creative exercises to help clients clear space for what they want in life.
When I created Carolyn’s first website in 2009, I made a point to understand her work, her target audience, and her personal style.
I was given a storyboard and assets, including PSD and video clips. The task was to create a scrollable, interactive game browser with e-commerce links so that viewers could browse the Nancy Drew games by HerInteractive, watch a video preview of each game, and go to the order page.
I created this banner for Tim Tyler before broadband was universal. Using vector graphics, I kept the file size to 10kB including the audio, ensuring it loaded quickly on slow connections.
The fluid motion was achieved by hand-tweening objects on the Flash timeline.
This award-winning online learning module was created by an interdisciplinary team at University of Washington. Built in Flash, the interactive course teaches graduate engineering students learn about molecular biology through the use of:
- Interactive graphics
- Audio narration
- Video content
- Drag-and-drop exercises
- Multiple-choice exams (with built-in remediation)
- Dynamic placeholders that allow learning to span multiple sessions